#Ironbridge Gorge Museums

09 Dec 2020
Father Christmas and his elves will be all dressed up for the festive season at one of the region’s leading visitor attractions thanks to a massive team effort from a dedicated costume team. The Costume Project at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums has created around 50 pieces of individually-designed and hand-made costume for this year’s festive celebrations in a three-month race against the clock....
27 Nov 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has made counting the days down to Christmas more fun than ever – with a special Advent calendar filled with festive prizes.   The Trust has launched its first-ever online Advent calendar as part of its celebrations for the festive season.   Behind every window on the special calendar there is a chance to win a prize, with gifts worth hundreds of pounds in total...
24 Nov 2020
Television celebrities Keith Lemon and Richard Blackwood enjoyed all the fun of the fair at Shropshire’s leading visitor attraction as they filmed a revealing interview for a hit ITV show. The comedy duo took a ride on the famous swing boats at Blists Hill Victorian Town, had a go on the coconut shy, visited the Victorian school, shops and buildings and enjoyed a pint at the town’s New Inn as...
04 Nov 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust today promised a Christmas to remember to help the region emerge from the November lockdown. The museum has been forced to close its doors until the 2nd December under the terms of the Government’s latest lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust chief executive Nick Ralls said the closure was ‘a disappointment but understandable with...
21 Oct 2020
A bespoke adventure playground could be created at the award-winning Blists Hill Victorian Town under ambitious plans to attract a new generation of families and visitors to the historic site. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wants to develop the playground – inspired by the industrial history of the site – as part of its new three year plan and says it will play a key part in boosting revenue...
22 Sep 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Furnace Kitchen has scooped a major award. The restaurant – run by celebrity chef Marcus Bean - took the honour for best change of use for an existing building in the West Midlands at the Local Authority Building Control’s Building Excellence Awards. The award recognises the transformation of the kitchen site from a disused building into a flourishing restaurant and...
02 Sep 2020
The Jackfield Tile Museum – part of the world-famous Ironbridge Gorge Museums – is to reopen this week. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust says the site will welcome back visitors from Thursday (Sept 3) after extensive work to ensure safety in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The tile museum has been closed since the national lockdown was announced in March and is being reopened to coincide...
01 Sep 2020
A weekend-long event celebrating the great days of steam power attracted impressive crowds to Shropshire’s premier tourist attraction. Blists Hill Victorian Town fired up some of its historic working machinery for the bank holiday weekend event, which also featured Richard Trevithick’s 1802 Coalbrookdale engine. Visitors came from across the country to see the machinery in action and hear from...
25 Aug 2020
Shropshire’s most important tourist attraction has been given a massive vote of support by visitors since reopening following the coronavirus lockdown. More than 20,000 people have already flocked to the Ironbridge Gorge museums since they partially reopened at the start of July – and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Now the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, which runs the museums, is...
14 Aug 2020
The great days of steam power will be brought back to life at a special bank holiday weekend event at Shropshire’s premier tourist attraction later this month. The air at Blists Hill Victorian Town will be filled with the smell of hot oil and steam across the August bank holiday weekend from Saturday 29 August to Monday 31 August as the museum fires up some of its most historic steam-powered...
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